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Lifelong Webinars



IMIA Member: Free
General Public: $25


  1. At the time of Webinar registration, type in your name as it should appear on the certificate.
  2. Current IMIA members: please register for the Webinar at least 48 hours prior to the event, an email with login instruction will be sent out prior to the scheduled Webinar.  
    Disregard the payment prompt for this transaction. No further action is required if you are an active member.  You may close the payment page.

  3. General public: please complete the payment page in order to receive the email with login instruction; registration and payment must be completed 48 hours prior to the event
  4. Expired IMIA members: please complete your renewal and payment 3 days prior to the event (otherwise we will not be able to guarantee your access to the Webinar)
  5. After you register, you will receive an email  24 hours prior the webinar start time with login information and instruction 
  6. $10 fee applies for re-issue of certificates requested more than a year from the date of original Webinar
Attendance Policy: Certificate of attendance/CEU will NOT be issued if the attendant is more than 10 minutes late or does not stay for the entire duration of the Webinar
For more information on CEUs and eligiblity requirements, and How to Attend a Webinar, click HERE






Thursday, September 24, 2020.
Topic: Medical Interpreter Ethics:  From Theory to Application - Part 2
3:00pm Pacific / 5:00pm Central / 6:00pm EST
Presenter: Cynthia Peinado
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.2 CEUs

Medical interpreter ethics is a topic that we discuss often however the application can at times be a great challenge. Being part of the healthcare team, we may be “expected” by other team members/medical personnel to take certain actions that may go beyond our scope of practice. We will be discussing medical interpreter ethics as issued by IMIA, NCIHC and CHIA as well as working through scenarios that we have faced in which our ethics may have been challenged.

Learning Objectives:
  • Obtain an understanding of what “Ethics” means in the great proportion of the word.
  • Establish a method for communicating with other healthcare members effectively while not infringing our scope of practice yet promoting best outcomes
  • Develop a personal action plan for decision making when it comes to ethical behavior as an interpreter in a healthcare setting.
This two-session training  will cover the following:
  • General knowledge
  • Communication
  • Interpretation
  • Translation
  • Social Services
  • Community

Ms. Peinado has ample experience in Business Services as well as
 Language Access, Cultural Competence, Training and Personnel
 Development. She also has a Website Translation and Localization
 Certificate from the program at the Middlebury Institute of International
 Studies in Monterey. Her healthcare interest became a career, more than 25 
years ago when she enrolled as a community volunteer in a hometown clinic
 serving mostly low-income families. She then worked as a patient care team
 member in hospitals including NICU, Pediatrics, ICU, ER, and Mental Health.
 Her passion for integrating provider services and patient care quality led her
 to roles within Risk Management, Patient Advocacy, Provider & Staff Training
 and Development. She continues providing training and consulting services for health care providers ensuring continued compliance of development, revision and implementation of operational, training and professional development programs according to organizational, state and federal regulations as well as working as a telephonic, video and onsite interpreter. Her passion for volunteer work has continued throughout her career and currently includes service in leadership roles for local and international community service organizations.


Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Topic: How to Cope with Workplace Anxiety
2:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenter: Arianna Aguilar
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Topic: TBA
2:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenter: TBA
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs

Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Topic: Humor, Jokes, and Sarcasm: Who has the Last Laugh?
2:30pm Pacific / 4:30pm Central / 5:30pm EST
Presenter: Tamas Farkas
Offers IMIA CEUs 0.15 CEUs



* Please revisit this schedule regularly, as dates or times may change.


For each 1.5 hour program in our IMIA Lifelong Learning Webinar Series, IMIA will credit  0.15 IMIA Interpreter CEUs to those who attend for the entire webinar session.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to be eligible to receive the Certificate of Attendance for 0.15 CEUs, you must:

1)  Sign on to the webinar within 15 minutes after the beginning of the webinar and remain until the end of the presentation.

2)  Register with your first and last name.  If you are member, use the email address linked to your memberhip account.

3)  Attend the webinar by viewing the presentation while also connecting to the teleconference call (attending by teleconference only does not count as full attendance.)

Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your certificate.

PINRAs through MassRID will require that the participant:
Contact the MassRID CMP (cmp@massrid.org) as soon as they register for the event at the event, collect a Certificate of Completion or some other proof of attendance fill out a PINRA form (supplied directly to the participant by the MassRID CMP) write a short Statement of Learning, explaining how what was learned will apply to the participant's work as an interpreter mail the PINRA form, copy of the proof of attendance, and the Statement of Learning to the MassRID CMP coordinator, along with a check for $10 made out to MassRID if the participant is not a member of MassRID.

Webinar Rates
IMIA Members: Free 
Non Members: $25 per Webinar

How To Attend a Webinar

IMIA Members will receive information via email within the week prior to the event to register.

Non members must pay at registration (be sure to note the Webinar name/date in the payment description field; email address is required) and pay the $25 fee at: http://www.imiaweb.org/ecom/pay.asp.

An IMIA 1 year individual membership is just $90 and includes free attendance to all IMIA Lifelong Learning Webinars... Join now at: http://www.imiaweb.org/members/application.asp.

IMIA Webinars

Past IMIA Lifelong Learning Series Webinars go HERE

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Page last updated: May 17, 2018


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